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Is Chiropractic Care Safe for Babies?

Is Chiropractic Care Safe for Babies?

Is Chiropractic Care Safe for Babies?   It is understandable for parents to fear the Chiropractor for their New Born babies. As adults, getting an adjustment can mean a lot of pressure and cracks. However, Chiropractors do not take the same approach of adjustments for babies as they do adults. Instead, adjustments for babies are gentle and many times will not be noticed by the baby. The pressure used on a baby is equivalent to the pressure you might use to check a tomato for ripeness. “When the spine has a misalignment, the nerves that flow out to all of the organs are compromised. When we do an adjustment we’re simply taking pressure, nerve stress, off the spine, so the body can express itself.  Think of it like a kinked water hose, it inhibits the flow of the water. By unkinking the water hose, it allows the water to flow freely. Chiropractic care has also proven to be safer and more effective than prescription medications and antibiotics.   Will My Baby Cry During a Chiropractic Adjustment?   This really depends on the baby and the age of the baby. Our baby did not cry when he received an adjustment at 2 hours old, or any after that, but he cried at the eight month one. However, babies that do cry during an adjustment are not crying out of pain. Instead, it is usually out of fear from something new happening or the fact that a stranger is touching them. The great thing is, after the adjustment you could see a difference in many of the babies behaviors right away. One time Oliver (1 yr old) was constipated, 20 minutes after the adjustment a bowel was produced. This has also worked for our 4 year old on many occasions.   What are the Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Infants?   Regular Pediatric Chiropractic care can help relieve the following in babies: Ear infections and ear aches Constipation Sleeplessness Colic and acid reflux Fussiness Feeding and breastfeeding/latching issues Chiropractic care in babies also keeps them healthier because their nervous systems and immune systems are supported. If you are still uneasy of whether or not to take your baby to the Chiropractor, talk with your child’s Pediatrician, or your own Chiropractor. Many doctors agree with Chiropractic care, or at least recognize there are very little risks involved with Chiropractic care for infants. To read...

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Can Weather Affect your Health?

Can Weather Affect your Health?

Did you ever wonder why your body seems to react to the changing weather? The reason is that weather really affects your health. It’s particularly true here in Colorado, where the weather changes all the time! Winter days can get up to 60 degrees in the afternoon and drop to freezing by the evening – and summer is just as bad! Those days can be sunny and clear in the morning, then cool and rainy in the afternoon. The barometric changes of the weather can definitely affect your health. When it’s cold outside and the barometric pressure drops, your blood pressure can drop right along with it. Then on warm days when high-pressure systems occur, your blood pressure can be higher, too. The weather can affect everything from allergies to various other conditions in your body – whether it’s pre-existing, or a new illness or disease. Also, when it’s cold outside, your arteries tend to contract. That is why it’s so important to be careful if you have high blood pressure or cholesterol. Strenuous exercise, such as shoveling snow, can really be hazardous to your health! (There are actual studies of weather and your health – it’s the science called Biometeorology). For joint pain sufferers, the time preceding a storm, when the weather is changing can also create a problem. As pressure systems rise or fall, and storms move in, the fluid in your joints can thicken, making it more difficult to move. The weather can also affect diabetics, making blood sugar unstable, and even ADHD sufferers(attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) tend to suffer more, particularly in less sunny regions. This year in Colorado, the cold weather has been worse than we’ve seen in more than eight years. When the cold weather hits, your extremities, back and neck can, in fact, experience more pain, with more pain spikes, than any other time of year. It’s known as allodynia, which means that while a condition that doesn’t normally “hurt” (such as the cold weather) – it can still cause pain, simply by its presence. So, yes, weather really can affect you health! Here are a few things you might do to help relieve your muscles and/or prepare for an adjustment, especially when you’re experiencing pain (and during cold weather). Some tips include: Drink plenty of water. Dehydration can cause muscle cramps. Stay warm. Keeping warm will help your muscles relax. If...

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